Bytes by MSDN: Peter Isensee and Jerry Nixon on Windows 8 and XBox Live
- Posted: Mar 30, 2012 at 8:00AM
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Join Jerry Nixon, Developer Evangelist for Microsoft and Peter Isensee, Principal Program Manager Lead in Microsoft's Xbox Advanced Technology Group, as they discuss reimagining entertainment. Peter talks about Windows 8 using the metro style interface which allows developer to do amazing things and Xbox Live taking the platform from the living room to new desktops with Windows 8 and mobile with Windows Phone. Find out about future game trends for developers as well as an exciting new ability for Indies to publish games on the console. This is a great interview and an exciting time for developers who want to create games for Windows using the same technologies that they are currently familiar with.
Peter Isensee worked as a game programmer during the 90's and joined the Xbox team at Microsoft in 2001. He's led the Advanced Technology Group and Xbox software development kit (XDK) teams, and is currently overseeing developer programs for Xbox, Windows and Windows Phone. Pete has been giving talks at GDC and other technical conferences since 1999. He enjoys discussing esoteric C++ issues while wine tasting, with predictable results.
Jerry Nixon grew up in Missouri and graduated from William Jewell College, razor-sharp and ready to exercise his new Philosophy degree in the software industry. Early in his career, Jerry was a Microsoft developer and architect. He led agile teams to successful custom application deployments, mentored junior developers, and designed long-lasting solutions. Prior to Microsoft, Jerry owned and operated a successful, onshore and near-shore Microsoft Partner-Integrator building web and mobile-based prototypes for ISVs around the world. Verticals extended through academic, finance, non-profits, and the military.